Not-so-common Monitors being kept?

Discussion in 'Australian Lizards and Monitors' started by Simon_Archibald, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. cadwallader

    cadwallader Very Well-Known Member

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    another reason you might not hear much of them is that they aren't legal :) sadly. i started with ridge tails and they are great i highly recommend them.
     
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    Snakeluvver2 Suspended Banned

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    Would be great to hear anything about Kingorum, Keithorni, Barijti, Glebo, Semiremex and pilbarensis
     
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    SnakeNBake Not so new Member

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    I can't wait to get a Ridge Tail. Hopefully there will be some breeders around at the GOld Coast Expo next month.
     
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    Snakeluvver2 Suspended Banned

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    I know there will be one or two.
     
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    Jonno from ERD Very Well-Known Member

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    Definitely no chance on V.keithhornei.

    V.kingorum
    is in very small numbers, probably not enough to be viable, especially considering the current owner (the only one I know of that still has them) hasn't managed to breed them. At one stage they were almost unsellable - I bought an adult trio for $500 about 7 years ago. Turned out to be three females and I never could find a boy.

    V.glebopalma, V.semiremex and apparently V.pilbarensis are around in small numbers. V.baritji are still around with several keepers breeding them.
     
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    Snakeluvver2 Suspended Banned

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    Thanks for that Jonno, sad news about the Keithhorni though.
    I know that Australia Zoo caught some a few years ago and managed to breed a few even though one of the adults died soon after capture, but they were only for research.
     
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    waruikazi Legendary

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    Are there any undescribed or misidentified species kicking around? Like the Arnhem glauerti?
     
  8. Snakeluvver2

    Snakeluvver2 Suspended Banned

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    There was a V.semiremex found in WA a long time ago, so I'm thinking it must of been mis-identified and just labeled as V.semiremex.

    Varanus doreanus
    is on the mainland too now apparently.
     
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    Jonno from ERD Very Well-Known Member

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    V.scalaris is no doubt comprised of several species. As mentioned, V.doreanus has been found on the mainland by a reputable source. There's little chance of a completely new species arising, but no doubt there will be new species split from existing complexes, such as the fairly recent split of V.bushi.
     
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    is there any one out there keeping and or breeding varanus gouldii from NT and varanus prasinus all so looking for varanus spenceri if any one can help that would be grat thanks every one
     
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    this may have already been asked but is there any hope of varanus prasinus coming into captivity
     
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    eipper Very Well-Known Member APS Veteran

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    There are a number of undescribed varanids in captivity
     
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    A picture I was lucky enough to snap.
     

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    are they yours Oz gecko?
     
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    nice Oz gecko, any chance you can send some my way?
     
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    probably the most exciting post on this site in years imo lol
     
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    I want some Pygmy Mulga Monitors if anyone is thinking of selling or has eggs :)
     
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    bump!
     
  19. litoria

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    Hi Simon

    Thanks for the great thread.
    I kept V.mitchelli for a number of years until my last male died last year. While the species was the perfect size, V.mitchelli was very shy in captivity and unfortunately took some time before the animals relaxed in the enclosures.
    While keeping the species I was lucky enough to get the species to breed but unfortunately never managed to get great photos.
    If anyone out there has juveniles, I would be interested in getting more.

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    why do all great threads die!
     
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